Departmental Papers (SPP)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

January 2001

Abstract

This article introduces and illustrates the application of Geographic Information System technology to examine patterns of social-services use in community-based interventions. By integrating management information system data from human service agencies and publicly accessible data from the U.S. Census within a specially-referenced framework, the study illustrates that GIS analysis could help managers and planners of social services to assess the extent to which program implementation reflects adherence to a program concept and identify geographical areas with the greatest unmet service needs. The article demonstrates the application of GIS technology, based on an analysis of a city-wide community-based homelessness prevention program in Philadelphia.

Comments

Reprinted from Administration in Social Work, Volume 25, Issue 4, 2001, pages 21-45.
Publisher URL: http://www.haworthpress.com

Keywords

community-based interventions, homelessness prevention, geographic information system, social service utilization

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Date Posted: 03 January 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.